Video: Board of Selectmen take "No Action" on CVS at July Meeting

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At the July 14th meeting Hopkinton Selectmen agreed to take no action on CVS. Some Residents asked Selectmen to file an appeal to block a CVS pharmacy from opening at the former Colella's Supermarket on Main Street. The Board of Selectmen agreed that at the current time they do not have enough information or grounds to take an action on the matter. Chair Ben Palleiko stated that the No CVS group should file the appeal and the Selectmen can jump in if they determine they have a case; "I don't think there is a strong enough feeling we have a case to make."

Raymond Miyares in attendance at the Meeting on behalf of Town Counsel emphasized it would be very difficult to prove that CVS is not an allowable retail facility for the former Colella's; "it's pretty difficult to make the case this is not a retail store...I would hate to be the one that has to stand up in-front of a judge and say this is not a retail store." Miyares also stated that if anyone wants to appeal the building inspector's decision to grant Crosspoint Associates an interior construction permit, July 25th would be the deadline.

Further discussion is expected at the August Board of Selectmen meeting. Check out highlights of the discussion in the video below.

To view the memo sent out by town counsel prior to the July 14th Selectmen meeting click here.

 
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